Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Plagiotrochus burnayi

Plagiotrochus burnayi Kieffer 1901

on Quercus

Plagiotrochus burnayi galls

gall (from Houard, 1908a)


Some gall chambers develop between the acorn and its cupula. The acorn becomes somewhat malformed and curved as a result, and does not separate from the cupula upon maturity. Also, gall chambers can develop within the acorn; then de acorn is completely aborted, and remains enclosed within the cupula.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus ilex.


No sexual generation is known of this species.


Synergus crassicornis.


Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Nieves-Aldrey (1981a, 2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade (1986a), Tavares (1905a).

Last modified 10.iii.2020